Family Development Programs

Family Preservation

This program provides services for Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) referred families who have been identified as medium to high risk of out of home placement for their child/children. Typically referred clients have come to the attention of MCFD as a result of child protection issues, whether they are immediate concerns or family support issues.

Family Support and Education

This program is for families who have experienced child protection interventions and for families who self-identify the need for developing or enhancing skills that support strong and resilient families. Referrals are received from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and self-referrals are accepted from families within the community. While families do not need to be involved with the MCFD in order to access the Family/Parent Support program priority will be given to MCFD involved families.

Child and Youth Care

This program provides services directly to children and youth, who have been removed or are at risk of being removed from their families; or children who have a mental health disorder or who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder. The service will provide short term, intensive and outcome-focused interventions/services that promote growth and improve family functioning. This program will focus on developing the personal, social and familial competencies in children and youth

Transportation and Supervised Visits

The Transport & Supervised Visits worker provides supervision at family visits and transportation to and from those visits to children and youth who are in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to enable their continued connection to their families and community. During supervised visits the worker ensures the safety and wellbeing of the children is maintained throughout the visit. At times there may also be requirements to provide supervision and transportation for a child or youth in the care of MCFD to attend a meeting or appointment for services.